Archive: June, 2017
  • June

    Biological phenomenon observed at Nolin River Lake

    On January 3, 2017, Deryck Rodgers, manager, Nolin River Lake, Bee Spring, Kentucky, contacted the Louisville District water quality team to report an ongoing biological event unlike anything previously observed at the lake. What originally appeared to be an oil slick turned out to be millions of tiny animals, scientifically categorized as zooplankton.
  • Josh the Otter program teaches pre-K water safety

    Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District Nolin River Lake Ranger Danielle Robertson gave a helping hand May 1, teaching young children and their parents about water safety from a different perspective using a character called Josh the Otter.
  • Mustard agent safely destroyed at Savanna

    A World War II-era munition containing mustard agent was safely destroyed at Savanna Army Depot (SVDA) in Illinois May 14.
  • EOC expediting repairs on high-risk Illinois levee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District Emergency Operations Center personnel continue support on an Illinois levee which sustained damage during the May 2017 Wabash River flooding.
  • Louisville emergency management program earns coveted accreditation

    The Emergency Management program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District was granted full accreditation by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program, known as EMAP, on April 27, 2017, along with 16 other programs that earned accreditation. EMAP is the only accreditation process for EM programs and represents a significant achievement — only a handful of districts across USACE have obtained it.
  • Communication key to preventing mishaps

    The district is incorporating metrics and targeted informational safety campaigns to communicate safety initiatives in an effort to weave safety into the district culture as part of a Corps of Engineers-wide initiative.